Fly-In to Bazaruto Island - Indigo Bay Island Resort

Escape to the squeaky white beaches and protected reefs with shallow, crystal clear waters with dazzling soft corals, starfish, anemones, seahorses and a bewildering range of beautiful fish Indigo Bay Island Resort offers.

Tour Code:
Depart From:
Johannesburg   |   Ending at: Johannesburg
Departures: Daily (Subject to availability)
Duration: 6 Days
Country: Mozambique
Type: Exclusive Destinations | Honeymoon |
Children: Allowed - see children policy 


Fly-In to Bazaruto Island - Indigo Bay Island Resort

Fly-In to Bazaruto Island - Indigo Bay Island Resort

Fly-In to Bazaruto Island - Indigo Bay Island Resort

Fly-In to Bazaruto Island - Indigo Bay Island Resort

Fly-In to Bazaruto Island - Indigo Bay Island Resort

Fly-In to Bazaruto Island - Indigo Bay Island Resort

Fly-In to Bazaruto Island - Indigo Bay Island Resort

Fly-In to Bazaruto Island - Indigo Bay Island Resort

Fly-In to Bazaruto Island - Indigo Bay Island Resort


The Bazaruto Archipelago is a small group of islands situated approximately 30 kilometers off the Mozambique coast near the town of Vilanculos – approximately 750 km North of Maputo. Bazaruto Island is the largest (approximately 37kms long and up to 7kms wide) and northern most of the five islands.

The diverse ecosystems contained in the archipelago cater for a wide range of interests.

The squeaky white beaches and protected reefs surrounding the islands support dolphin, dugong, game fish and giant lobster. The shallow, crystal clear waters with dazzling soft corals, starfish, anemones, seahorses and a bewildering range of beautiful fish, extends to dive sites featuring creatures such as green turtles, manta ray, sailfish and a variety of sharks.

Big game fishing, including marlin and barracuda, is truly spectacular. Fauna and flora on the island abounds. Flamingoes on tidal flats; endemic butterflies, hundreds of bird species in wetland, savanna grassland and thicket. Freshwater lakes, home to many large crocodiles and in total contrast, the eastern strip is composed of huge bare and vegetated sand dunes.

Indigo Bay Island Resort offers the following superior facilities and services to enable guests to realize the full potential of their visit to this idyllic, romantic island.

Total of 30 Chalets plus 14 Villas:
- 29 Beach Chalets complete with en-suite bathroom (separate indoor shower and recessed sea-facing oval bath), an outdoor shower, king size extra length beds, dressing room area, verandah, open plan living area, mosquito screens, central air-conditioning with adjustable temperature setting in main room and bathroom, mini bar, satellite TV, electronic safe, international plugs, hairdryer and a tea / coffee station.
- 1 Beachfront Honeymoon Chalet only 20m from the beach and secluded from the rest of the chalets, complete with en-suite bathroom, mosquito screens, mini bar, satellite TV and a tea / coffee station and dressing room area, plus a lounge area and splash pool.
- 12 Luxury Bay View Villas, each with two bedrooms, feature an outdoor dining area, sala, outdoor shower, private splash pool, separate air-conditioning in every room, mini bar, satellite TV, mosquito screens and a tea / coffee station, lounge and fully equipped kitchen. They are spacious and modern in design, boasting the best fabrics and décor currently available in resort room design.

The Bay View Villas are perfect for a romantic getaway or a family break.
- 1 Executive Villa (Matemo Villa) with king-size bed, en-suite bathroom, lounge, verandah and private plunge pool.
- 1 Presidential Villa with all the interior luxuries of a 5-star suite. In addition to the normal facilities it also has its own spa bath and swimming pool, 1 King room and 1 twin room, 2 bathrooms both with separate bath & shower, a lounge, guest toilet & bar.

Facilities & Services
- The Golfinho Restaurant specialising in seafood dinners.
- The Neptune Bar featuring original walls dating back to early Portuguesetraders, overlooking Indigo Bay.
- Air-conditioned Conference Facilities to accommodate up to 60 delegates.
- Salt-Water Swimming Pool and Wet Pool Bar: The Tartaruga.
- Activities Centre, which includes a restaurant, bar & additional salt-water swimming pool at Clube Naval, as well as a Fishing & Diving Shop.
- Children’s Leisure Centre.
- Boma (known as the Magaluti Bar).
- Curio Shop.
- A Wellness Sanctuary Spa.
- A Fitness Centre offering the latest, state-of-the-art gym equipment.
- Private beach dinners.
- Basic Medical Clinic.

South African passport-holders do not require a visa for leisure travel. For other nationalities, please arrange for your own Mozambican visas, preferably prior to arrival. Contact your nearest Mozambican Embassy or Travel Agent for further assistance.
Visas can be obtained at port of entry – cost: from US$ 93.00 per person.

There are flights on both Federal Air and LAM daily to Vilanculos.
Federal Air also fly to Vilanculos from KMIA in Nelspruit twice a week, but only return to OR Tambo Airport in Johannesburg.

The LAM flight times on Mondays,Wednesdays and Fridays and Sundays are:
JNB / VNX - 10H55 arr: 13H45 (short stop in Inhambane)
VNX / JNB - 14H15 arr: 16H10 direct
Then on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays:
JNB / VNX - 10H55 arr: 12H50 direct
VNX / JNB - 13H20 arr: 16H15 (short stop in Inhambane)

Federal Air flight times are:
JNB / VNX - 10H20 arr: 12H40 (direct, except on Tuesdays, Fridays & Saturdays, when the flight goes via KMIA)
VNX / JNB - 14H00 arr: 16H30

Please contact us to arrange flights to suite your itinerary.

Please note:
Flights to Vilanculos are based on availability in Gold class. Airline has seats in Silver, Gold & Platinum with silver the cheapest, but not always available. On booking the availability of seats will determine final cost.

Indigo Bay Island Transfer
Island Transfers are by light aircraft, and Mozambique GSA can book this for you. Island Transfer by Boat is solely at Hotel Management’s discretion
For safety reasons, island transfers by air or by sea cannot take place after 17h00. Guests’ arrivals affected by delayed flights will be required to stay on the mainland at the expense of the airline and will be transferred to Indigo Bay the following morning.

Due to the use of light aircraft for your transfer from the mainland to Indigo Bay Island Resort, you are requested to limit your luggage to a MAXIMUM OF 20KG and to utilise SOFT LUGGAGE CARRIERS. Failure to do so may result in luggage arrival being delayed and / or incurring penalties.

The malaria situation is under control at Indigo Bay due to regular spraying programmes. All the rooms are equipped with mosquito-proof nets. We do however still recommend you to take precautionary measures before going into a malaria area.
Transfer time to Indigo Bay from Vilanculos Airport is approximately 15 minutes

Health & Clothing
A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from travellers over 1 year of age arriving within 6 days from infected areas.
Vaccination against typhoid is advised.
Malaria risk, predominantly in the malignant falciparum form, exists throughout the year in the low altitude areas (eastern part) of the Limpopo Province, eastern part of Mpumalanga (including the Kruger National Park) and northeastern KwaZulu/Natal as far south as the Tugela River. The risk is highest from October to May.
Bilharzia (schistosomiasis) is endemic in the north and east. Avoid swimming and paddling in fresh water - swimming pools which are chlorinated and maintained are safe.

South Africa’s climate is generally sunny and pleasant. Winters are usually mild, although snow falls on the mountain ranges of the Cape, Eastern Cape, Free State and Natal and occasionally in lower-lying areas, when a brief cold spell can be expected throughout the country.

Required clothing: Lightweight cottons and linens and rainwear for summer. Warmer clothes are needed for winter.

Day 1 - Depart Johannesburg for Vilanculos
Depart from Johannesburg International Airport to Mozambique. Baggage is limited to 20kg per seated person.

On arrival at Vilanculos, you will be met by a representative from Indigo Bay, who will assist you with clearing customs & immigration prior to boarding the air shuttle. Private parking and a transfer to airport is available if you are traveling to Vilanculos by road

Day 2 - 5
Days at leisure. A wide range of watersports, scuba diving, fishing, as well as excursions to various spots on the island, and boat trips to neighbouring islands are offered.

* Sport Fishing
* Snorkelling & Scuba Diving – PADI / NAUI Dive Instructors (12 sites around Bazaruto island, 22 sites within the Archipelago)
* Water skiing, Knee boarding
* Complimentary non-motorised water sports including kayaks, wind surfers and hobiecats
* Sunset cruises and Island Excursions to Paradise Island
* Romantic, traditional Dhow excursions
* Whale & Dolphin Watching
* Horse riding & Horse trails
* Cultural drives
* Dune-boarding on the sand dunes
* Bird watching
* 2 Flood-lit Tennis courts
* 9-Hole flood lit Qolf course – An innovation in golfing technology – similar, to a 9-hole Maché course, but with an inventive way of sinking the ball.
* Extremely easy to master even for children and perfect for groups as a recreation event or team building.

Day 6 - Depart Indigo Bay Island Resort for Johannesburg
After breakfast you are transferred back to the mainland for your flight from Vilanculos to Johannesburg where the tour ends.

Fly-In to Bazaruto Island - Indigo Bay Island Resort
Rate Per Adult: ZAR 29750.00    
Rate per Single traveller: ZAR N/A Rate Per Child: ZAR N/A

Tour Include
Return flights from Johannesburg to Vilanculos
Return transfers from Vilanculos to Bazaruto island by light aircraft
A welcome cocktail on arrival at Hotel
Accommodation at Indigo Bay Island Resort for 5 x nights
Three meals per day
House wines, local brand spirits & beer, bottled water, tea-coffee, soft drinks
15 min mystery spa treatment
Schedule daily snorkling trip to Neptunes nursery (weather permitting)
All non-motorised watersports
National Parks Levy
Government & tourism taxes

Tour Exclude
Visas; Mozambique arrivals taxes($3.00 pp ); beverages; fishing; diving; and other activities, excursions, etc.

All rates subject to exchange rate fluctuations and airfare increases.

Terms & Conditions
Generally, a 20 % deposit (non-refundable) is due within 7 days to secure the reservation.

Then final payment is due between 30 & 45 days before date of travel.

Usually after this time, a 100% cancellation fee would be applicable on any cancellation.
(Groups are different however, and often a 50 % deposit is required, and full payment is often due between 60 & 90 days prior to date of travel)

Airlines are also different, and will charge a cancellation fee once tickets have been issued. (regardless of time of travel)

Accommodation Pre- & Post-tour (10km radius)

Europrime Hotels
At Europrime Hotel you will be assured to have a remarkable experience in the luxury of comfort, privacy and superb service.
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From: R497.50 per person sharing

ACN International Regency Lodge
ACN International Regency Lodge is a fully certified urban bed and breakfast lodge. Ideally located in the authentic heart of Gauteng Province, on the corner facing Venter and Bosch Streets.
From: R990.00 per unit, Max: 4 From: R450.00 per person sharing

City Lodge Hotel At OR Tambo International Airport
Conveniently based at Africa’s busiest airport, our City Lodge Hotel at O.R. Tambo International Airport allows both business and leisure travelers alike to easily rest their weary heads at the end of a long flight.
From: R1013.00 per person sharing

Peermont Metcourt at Emperors Palace
Stylish and comfortable rooms await you at the 3 Star Peermont Metcourt at Emperors Palace. A “group-friendly” experience is afforded to corporate, convention and leisure guests alike.
Grading: Guest Rating: (2 reviews)
From: R1450.00 per person sharing

Life Aviator Hotel
Life Aviator is influenced by high energy – a perfect stop-over for all active executives. Only 3 km from OR Tambo International Airport with easy access to and from all major routes.
From: R580.00 per person sharing

City Lodge Johannesburg Airport Barbara Road
Situated in close proximity to the R24 airport freeway, the hotel is easily accessible to all the main feeder motorways with nearby restaurants and shops.
Grading: Guest Rating: (1 review)
From: R840.00 per person sharing

Peermont D'oreale Grande at Emperors Palace
Boundless luxury and regal comfort await guests at the 5 Star Peermont D’oreale Grande Hotel at Emperors Palace. Conveniently located near O.R. Tambo International Airport, this premium hotel boasts 182 elegant and lavishly furnished rooms and suites.
From: R3090.00 per person sharing

Premier Hotel O.R. Tambo
The Premier Hotel O.R. Tambo Airport welcomes you to Johannesburg, the major international gateway into South Africa. This vibrant and dynamic area invites you to indulge in the extravagant comfort of the Premier Hotel O.R. Tambo Airport.
From: R1089.00 per person sharing

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